ID this french duet love song
May 16, 2005 1:59 PM   Subscribe

Please help me ID this song. Very slow french duet, a coarse sounding french male voice, with a light beautiful female. They go back and forth with sentence/answer lyrics in a loving tone. Set over melodic acoustic guitar track. Vague, but it's all I got.
posted by omidius to Media & Arts (22 answers total)
"Tout Au Bout De Nos Peines", by Isabelle Boulay with Johnny Halliday? That fits pretty much everything you said, although it's got some piano and starts to get a little rocking and operatic after a while.
posted by true at 2:02 PM on May 16, 2005

Sorry, that should have read Johnny Hallyday. I can probably make a small clip if you can't locate one...
posted by true at 2:04 PM on May 16, 2005

There's a Brazillian, not French number called "Águas de Março (Waters of March)", that was recorded by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina. A lot of folks may remember it from one of the Sealab 2021 ads on Adult Swim. (Sample of the tune in Windows Media Player Format).
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:08 PM on May 16, 2005

Response by poster: "Tout Au Bout De Nos Peines" was too fast and operatic. The one i'm looking for is almost a ballad made for lovin or just plain sleep. Think two french lovers saying sweet things to each other in bed on a cold rainy afternoon...

Aguas de Marco is a nice song as well, but it doesn't have the classic brazilian beat. The guys voice needs to be way slower and french crackly. :)

Thanks, keep em coming!!!!! :-D
posted by omidius at 2:15 PM on May 16, 2005

Anything by Serge Gainsbourg? Does it sound contemporary or kind of 60s-ish?
posted by matildaben at 2:17 PM on May 16, 2005

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, Je t'aime moi non plus?
posted by felix betachat at 2:19 PM on May 16, 2005

um, like matildaben said...
posted by felix betachat at 2:20 PM on May 16, 2005

Drat, Felix beat me to it.
posted by occhiblu at 2:20 PM on May 16, 2005

Also, I think I've heard Georges Brassens sing a duet like this somewhere. If it's not Gainsbourg, you might dig up a bunch of his albums.
posted by felix betachat at 2:27 PM on May 16, 2005

I'd have to guess Serge Gainsborough/Brigitte Bardot (sp?). Perhaps something like "Bonnie & Clyde", which was also covered by Luna on the album Penthouse.
posted by LionIndex at 2:28 PM on May 16, 2005

ahem: I'd also have to guess.
posted by LionIndex at 2:29 PM on May 16, 2005

Response by poster: Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin, Je t'aime moi non plus is SO close! My comments:

- The male voice seems like it's dead on.
- The female voice is too airy and lovey dovey haha in this song. Did he do any other duets?
- Song is even slower.
- More acoustic guitar, less choral sound.

The song I heard seemed like it could come from the 60s, but the quality of guitar/recording actually made it seem like it's being recent.
posted by omidius at 2:30 PM on May 16, 2005

I hope its not Lemon Incest.
posted by Falconetti at 2:39 PM on May 16, 2005

Gainsbourg's "Dieu fumeur de Havanes"? Though it's either slide or steel, not typical acoustic ... and some bad synth comes in briefly towards the end.
posted by Tuwa at 2:47 PM on May 16, 2005

Serge had all of the hottest girlfriends (despite being not that pretty himself) and did a lot of duets.

I loves me that Bonnie & Clyde and could listen to it on repeat for days.
posted by matildaben at 3:23 PM on May 16, 2005

omidius, where did you hear this song? Could you point towards an audio sample we could hear?
posted by matildaben at 3:24 PM on May 16, 2005

it could also be 'parole, parole' by Alain Delon and Dalida.
posted by ouke at 4:19 PM on May 16, 2005

matildaben, have you heard MC Solaar's samples from Bonnie & Clyde in Nouveau Western? Worth a listen.
posted by felix betachat at 4:37 PM on May 16, 2005

I want the soundtrack of this thread. I bet it would be awesome.
posted by librarina at 9:46 PM on May 16, 2005

A bit late, but I didn't see a mention of Lovage with Sex (I'm a).
posted by cameleon at 2:04 AM on May 17, 2005

Response by poster: FOUND IT!!!! The song is by Romane Serda with Renaud. Called Anais Nin. Check out the video at:
posted by omidius at 7:56 AM on May 17, 2005

Since this has already been answered, I'll go off-topic to mention one description of Serge Gainsbourg's demise: "He drank too many cigarettes."
posted by Aknaton at 12:48 PM on May 17, 2005

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